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Have you seen this girl?


Police are searching for a missing 15-year-old girl and are asking for the public’s help.

Tisa Marie Butler, 15, left her home in the 2000 block of North State Road, in Ionia County, with an unknown male on Sunday morning, March 21.

According to the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post, troopers responded to the residence at approximately 11:14 a.m., after the girl’s parents were informed that Tisa, a white female, left the residence with an unknown white male in a gold in color, Chevrolet Uplander. The male is described as having dark hair, standing approximately six feet in height, and appearing to be in his mid to late 20’s. 

Their location is unknown.  The State Police are asking for the public’s help in locating this missing teen. Anyone with information on her whereabouts or the identity of the male driving this vehicle is asked to call 911 or the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post at 989-352-8444.

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Police recover runaway


A Cedar Springs teenager missing for four days was found Tuesday evening, and those who harbored her may face charges.

According to Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent, the 13-year-old girl was reported missing Saturday to the Kent County Sheriff Department. The Cedar Springs Police assisted them by checking out any leads and speaking with friends and fellow students of the girl.

Officer Mandy Stahl met with the girl’s parents on Tuesday, October 21 at 6 p.m. Police found out that the girl was inside an apartment at the Meadowcreek Apartments complex on East Oak Street. When Officer Stahl entered the apartment, she was told the girl was in the rear bedroom. When the officer entered the bedroom, she saw the girl jump from the second floor window. The girl then ran off into the woods.

Deputies from Kent County were called to help set up a perimeter, and a K-9 unit responded from the Michigan State Police. The K-9 handler followed a trail that circled through the woods, swamp and nearby fields. By 7:30 p.m. they called off the track.

The teenager was seen later, about 9 p.m., by a perimeter unit and taken into custody. An ambulance was called to the scene to treat the girl for numerous cuts and abrasions, caused from running through the thick, wooded area. “At one point, she removed much of her outer clothing because they were wet and very heavy from walking through the swamp,” explained Parent. “This only added to her receiving so many soft tissue injuries.” The girl was transported and treated at the hospital.

Chief Parent said their investigation is continuing, and that they will seek charges for those who assisted her or harbored her as a juvenile runaway. “The apartment she was found at has been warned before for allowing young teens to hang out while skipping school,” explained Parent. “In addition to seeking charges, the apartment management will be contacted and asked to take appropriate action.”

State law has both a 90-day misdemeanor for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and a one-year misdemeanor for harboring a juvenile runaway.

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